Charles Platt became interested in computers when he acquired an Ohio Scientific C4P in 1979. He developed software for his own mail-order business and taught numerous computer classes, eventually specializing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He wrote five computer books during the 1980s and designed many electronics projects.
After a long association with Wired magazine, where he was a Senior Writer, Charles began developing projects for Make magazine and is currently a contributing editor. When not writing books and magazine features, he designs and builds prototypes in his workshop in a northern Arizona wilderness area.
"It's a complete and detailed reference and the information is presented logically and in an appealing way."
--Dan Hanson, GreatLakesGeek.com
"A bald-faced look at building electronics, this book strikes one with a jolt of interest from page one...The clear language impressed me the most, for even my seven-year-old son was able to read and grasp the points and lessons therein ...this is a book for beginners, families, future geeks and hobbyists alike."
--Meredith Greene, Sacramento Book Review
"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's *gorgeous.* I'll be recommending this book highly."
--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk